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UK HIGH COURT RULES ON COPYRIGHT PROTECTION OF TV FORMATS FOR GAME SHOWS

Summary The High Court of England and Wales decided on 19 October 2017 that a particular television format document did not qualify for copyright protection as a dramatic work as its contents were unclear and lacking in specifics. Copyright protection … Continue reading

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More flexibility to threaten IP proceedings in the UK under new Unjustified Threats legislation

See our updated posting on the new Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act 2017 published on 28 September 2017 in anticipation of the Act coming into force on 1 October 2017 here.      

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From 28 July 2016 section 52 CDPA repeal will mean copyright will be extended or revived in the UK in many industrially manufactured articles

Section 52 Copyright Designs & Patents Act 1988 provided for a reduced term of copyright protection for artistic works which had been industrially manufactured, that is over 50 articles have been made.  The reduced term granted was 25 years from … Continue reading

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